LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
Happy Caturday Snippetteers and welcome to my snippet!
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This week’s snippet is from A Sunday Kind of Love, which features two jazz musicians (if you like Etta James you probably caught that already :)). The story is from Jake’s POV and he’s been dreaming about getting blown in the washroom of his friend’s salon.
When he comes he falls backward from Antonio’s washroom and onto his own California king bed, onto crisp white sheets, the kind he’s never owned. He lies beside Mason, their eyes meeting and toes touching. Mason’s eyes close as he asks why Jake put on a condom. He doesn’t sound as though he’s particularly interested in the answer but in listening to Jake talk for a while. He’s heard that before. Nearly four decades hadn’t been enough to remove Ireland from his voice, not that he wanted it to.
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It’s never too late to find love. These two novelettes showcase mature heroes finding happiness…and a little more.
NOT THE DOCTOR
A moment of distraction on a lonely highway leaves middle-aged widower Joe Prescott with a broken arm and in need of surgery. He’s no stranger to long hours spent alone in his apartment, but until his arm heals, independence will be a luxury. Joe is used to helping others and doesn’t realize the strength it takes to accept a helping hand, especially from the neighbor he’s had a crush on since he moved in.
Kai Hosino, “retired” chef, lives with his elderly Aunt Tilly so they can help each other navigate life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kai is drawn to the silver fox next door, but his painful history of falling for straight men makes him hesitant to take a chance.
A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Jake McKynnie, middle-aged jazz musician, has the chops to solo—in every sense of the word. He’s living a lonely life in LA, convinced that’s the best he can expect. DJ, the boy who calls him Dad, turns up the day after his high school graduation like a sucker punch from the past. DJ grew up in a small Oregon town with his mom and stepdad, but now he’s come to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming an actor. He’s not above doing a little matchmaking for his lonely father while he’s at it. Their celebratory trip to the salon could be the catalyst for Jake’s duet with the enigmatic stylist, Mason. If Mason sticks around long enough to replace the ghost from Jake’s past.
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